Up to 5 dogs for 1 single pet-fee per booking? No way!

in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10
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So, Airbnb introduced a long-expected Pet fee...

BUT... I just realized there is a catch...

hosts can only set a pet fee per booking..... not per day .... and not per pet! 

 

Pet fee is NOT multiplied by the number of pets! Guests can book for up to 5 pets.... and pay only one pet fee

 

SORRY AIRBNB BUT THIS IS NOT GONNA WORK... we will stop accepting pets until Airbnb change this nonsense

 

@Quincy 

 

 

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Re: Up to 5 dogs for 1 single pet-fee per booking? No way!

in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Branka-and-Silvia0  And the booking form says "If you're lucky enough to be travelling with more than 2 pets, make sure to let the host know". So Airbnb is now telling guests they can just show up with 2 dogs, without mentioning it.

 

The "pets allowed" filter is also gone. So guests seem to now be given the understanding that they can show up to any listing with at least 2 dogs.

 

So much for the pet fee everyone's been asking for. Be careful what you wish for.

 

 

 

 

 

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in
Grafton, Australia
Level 6

They also give the heavy hint that the pet can be an emotional support animal, so NO fees for you. All my listings are now pet UNfriendly!

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in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Deborah350  I predict that half the listings that were pet-friendly will now switch to No Pets, because of the ridiculous and disrespectful parameters attached to this new Pet Fee feature. 

Way to go, Airbnb.

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in
Jersey City, NJ
Level 10

@Sarah977  Airbnb, there is nothing, nothing that they cannot over complicate and turn to the disadvantage of hosts.  I doubt there are many people traveling with 5 dogs, but why do they have to clutter everything up with eventualities that are on the margins?

 

Why not make the pet fee a fee that exists for 1 dog and can be added if there are more than 1?  It isn't hard, it barely even requires common sense.

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in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Mark116  Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall when they sit around discussing new features and what to implement? 

 

I've thought before about other crazy ideas that have taken hold around the world in history.

Take Chinese foot-binding. Who first said "Hey, I've got a good idea. Lets break all the bones in our 5 year old daughters' feet with a hammer, fold their toes under the soles of their feet, and bind them up tight so they can never walk properly again and suffer a lifetime of painful infections"?

 

Instead of everyone saying, "Are you effin' insane?", obviously others concurred that it was a really great idea.

 

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in
Bethlehem, PA
Level 1

Can we opt out of having ABB add the pet fee and just inform our guests of our pet fee PER pet?  This means we will need to ask every guest if they plan to bring a pet. Which many are doing!!!

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in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

@Sarah977 @Deborah350 

you are right, we were pet-friendly until now but not anymore. We will not host pets under these conditions.

 

Unbelievable but there are no pet-friendly and child-friendly search filters anymore. Guests now have to open each listing, scroll to the bottom to see if they can book with kids or pets. So time-consuming and nerve-breaking for guests

 

Btw we had guests with 2 pets, they came to Zagreb on a dog show and of course, we doubled the pet fee and they didn't object.

My friends and I went on a trip and stayed in Airbnb with our 3 dogs, we paid 3 pet fees and didn't complain, we were grateful our host accepted us, and of course, we were ready to pay for our dogs. I don't understand why Airbnb thinks guests don't like, or don't want to pay for infants and pets?

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in
Jersey City, NJ
Level 10

Why would they remove the pet filter?  Could it be a glitch?  Although possibly they believed that finally allowing a pet fee would open the flood gates and all hosts would change to pet friendly.  Such a weird company.

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in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Mark116  Such a weird company is right. They seem to have zero understanding of what works for either hosts or guests, despite all the feedback they get.

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in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

@Sarah977  it is a lack of common sense. **

 

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in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Branka-and-Silvia0 *sensitive remarks removed

 

Where exactly did you find written that you can't charge per pet? Can you screenshot it? Or did you do a simulated booking entering 5 pets?

Re: Up to 5 dogs for 1 single pet-fee per booking? No way!

in
Zagreb, Croatia
Level 10

@Sarah977  I read about it on another forum, (needless to say, hosts are pissed) so I tried on my listing. If I set pet fee 10€ it doesn't change with more pets selected.

 

And one more thing... it is not shown as a separate fee but included in the nightly price. For example, if my nightly price is 50€ and pet fee is 10€ then the 1-night booking is shown like 60€ per night + cleaning fee + service fee .... and it doesn't change if I select 1, 2 or 5 pets.

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in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Branka-and-Silvia0  Thanks. Host on another forum was asking. I'll pass on the info.

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in
Jersey City, NJ
Level 10

@Branka-and-Silvia0  I thought it was a little strange that Airbnb was going to wrap the pet fee into the nightly price, I can't think of what their reasoning there is since it's an extra fee.  It is also bizarre that you can't change the fee based on the number of pets, why would they do that?  Do they think that 2 or 3 dogs create the same cleaning challenges as 1 dog?  Maybe so, since as you say, they believe that it is fine to bring 5 infants to a listing and not count them as guests.  

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